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TIMEOUT TUESDAY: What's it Really Like to Earn a Doctoral Degree?

  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • online


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NHWHEL Timeout Tuesday Webinar

What's it Really Like to Earn a Doctoral Degree? 

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. ONLINE

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to earn a doctorate degree? Have you ever stopped yourself from making that important first step because you fear not having a healthy work-life balance?

Join us for an interactive session with four former and current NHWHEL board members who have “walked the walk” and can “talk the talk.”  Find out from this group of women how they made the decision to pursue their terminal degree, while managing fulltime work in higher ed, being a mother, wife, partner, and more.

This session is designed to provide you with realistic and reassuring support for the complexities and challenges you might face as you move along in your doctoral journey.

Submit your questions here before the event and we'll make sure our panelists answer them during the webinar. 

Meet the Speakers:  

Kathy DesRoches

Kathy DesRoches, Ed.D

Granite State College

NHWHEL Board Member since 2019

Kathy is the Program Director and faculty member in the Master’s in Leadership and Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership at Granite State College. She serves as a mentor and advisor to her students. Kathy sits on many committees at the college.  Kathy’s interest is in open educational resources. She has collaborated with other faculty to create six books and is collaborating with her students who contribute to these books. Kathy holds a Doctorate in Education from Plymouth State University. Activities outside of work include President and founding member of the nonprofit NHVegFest, chair of the Planning Board in her town, and the vice chair of her local political party. She lives with her husband and two dogs in NH.

Dr. Carroll-Ann GoldsmithDr. Carroll-Ann Goldsmith

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)

NHWHEL Board Member since 2016

Dr. Carroll-Ann Goldsmith is Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at MCPHS University, Manchester, NH, teaching physiology, pathophysiology, and immunology to Doctor of Pharmacy candidates since 2004. Dr. Goldsmith received a B.A. in Zoology, magna cum laude, from UNH, Durham, and began her professional career at the Center for Blood Research in Boston, studying the genetic basis for autoimmune diseases. Dr. Goldsmith earned her M.S. in Science Communication from Boston University and her D.Sc. in Cell Biology from Harvard University, studying the effects of air pollution particles on the lung. Dr. Goldsmith’s professional experiences include conducting environmental toxicology research at Harvard University as a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Scientist and curating a mouse genetics database at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, ME.

Dr. Goldsmith’s current research interests include investigating vulnerable populations’ access to, and understanding of, medicines and medical care; and the effects of alternative therapies on health. Dr. Goldsmith has earned several awards for her work, including Campus Compact for New Hampshire Presidents’ Good Steward Award, MCPHS University’s Trustees’ Award for Teaching, MCPHS University’s Faculty Scholarship award, and MCPHS University’s Long-Term Service award. Dr. Goldsmith is particularly proud of an annual program she developed, organizes, and manages, which brings local middle school students to MCPHS Manchester for a morning of hands-on experiences and discussion about college and careers.

Dr. Leslie CampbellDr. Leslie Campbell

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)

NHWHEL Board Member 2017-2021

Dr. Leslie Campbell joined SNHU in 2017 as an assistant professor in the Global Business and Leadership Department.  She is also the Director of the International Business PhD Programs at SNHU, overseeing both the on campus and executive low-residency formats. Before joining SNHU she was an associate professor in the Business Department of Colby-Sawyer College. Dr. Campbell has also been an adjunct faculty member with St. Anselm College, Rivier University, and Franklin Pierce University. Her professional experience includes nearly 25 years in leadership roles in the human resources field, most recently as the President of Landon Associates LLC, a Human Resources consulting firm, and Vice President of Employee and Sales Services with the New Hampshire divisions of the Middleby Corporation.

Dr. Campbell holds a Doctor of Arts in Leadership from Franklin Pierce University, as well as an MBA with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Rivier University. She spent her undergraduate years at Assumption University, where she earned her B.A. in Psychology.

Dawn Sime, PhDDawn Sime, Ph.D.

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)

NHWHEL Board Member since 2021

Dawn Sime holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, a Masters in Psychology, and a Bachelor of Science in Human Relations and Organizational Behavior. Her professional career spans 18-plus years in the human resource development and management.

An experienced trainer and instructor, Dawn is an Assistant Professor at Southern New Hampshire University, School of Business, and Co-Chair of the Business Administration & Management Department 2020-2021. Her subject expertise is in the areas of Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Human Relations, Managing Change, and Decision-Making, Job Analysis and Work Design, and Quality Management. Dawn has been teaching at Merrimack College in the Department of Psychology/ Continuing Education since 2005 as well as Franklin Pierce University, Continuing Education since 2004. In addition, she is a Certified Professional Coach. www.mylifecompasscoach.com

Her professional associations include Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP), American Psychological Association (APA), and the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)Dawn is the author of “Profiling Generation Z College Freshman using Myers Briggs Personality Inventory” (2020) and “Women and Leadership: A Primer for Developing Leadership Skills.” 2010. She was also an article contributor with Phyllis Hanlon for NH Psychologist Magazine, “Getting inside the consumer’s mind: Specialty examines range of human behavior” in November 2019.

This program is brought to you by New Hampshire Women in Higher Education Leadership with support from:


New Hampshire Women in Higher Education Leadership c/o Granite State College, 25 Hall Street, Concord NH 03301

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